A Gift Made in 1972 Grows into Unbelievable Good

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Hubert and Mary Littler had a heart for kids and they decided to help the youth of Weld County. They established their endowment fund at the Foundation in 1972 through an initial gift of corporate stock valued at $170,000. 

They had no children of their own, so they tailored their endowment to be a field of interest fund that specifically supported children and young adults. This fund would follow their passions to help youth, even many years after their passing. 

Since the inception of the fund and with additional gifts from their estates, their generous impact has grown. Today, the fund is worth nearly 13.8 million in assets and has helped children and young adults by providing more than 3.8 million in grants – and still counting! 

The Littler’s legacy has provided children countless opportunities they wouldn’t have had otherwise. Children have experienced the joy of hearing a professional orchestra play; gained access to mental health counseling, sports, and innovative tutoring programs; went on exciting field trips and SO MUCH MORE over the past 50 years!

In realizing their philanthropic goals, the Littlers saw the potential of the Community Foundation to make a lasting impact. Their generous act of philanthropy demonstrates the power each of us has to make a real difference in the cities and towns where we live, and spread the good to strengthen our communities.

To honor what we all cherish about our county, the Weld Community Foundation has commissioned a book by the renowned photographer John Fielder.